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The Innovation Ecosystem Directory

Have an idea? Have a proof of concept?

Ready to grow? Need funding?

Looking for programs and events? In need of mentorship?

The UCalgary Innovation Ecosystem Directory allows users to easily navigate the various groups that help advance innovation. Learn about which service providers, funding bodies, events, spaces, and competitions can help advance your innovative ideas and solutions.

Ecosystem at a glance

Path to Innovation

Hunter Hub for Entrepreneurial Thinking


Workshops, competitions, hackathons, networking, and programming for students, faculty, staff, postdoctoral scholars, alumni and the community.

Best for:

Early-stage ideas

Success Story:

Students showcase innovative ideas for building a resilient food system

Inspire to Educate
Creative Destruction Lab Rockies


Objectives-based mentoring process, opportunities to raise capital, business development support.

Best for:

Seed-stage, massively scalable, science and technology-based companies

Success Story:

Turning ideas into innovations


Connect to Accelerate
Innovate Calgary


Technology transfer and business incubator services for researchers, entrepreneurs and businesses within the advanced technology sector.

Best for:

Established ideas with proof of concept

Success Story:

Memorandum of Understanding to enhance access to clinical trials for life sciences ventures

Fund to Scale